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Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions

Call for Papers – Deadline 22 January 2021:

We invite proposals for papers for the 46th Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions, which will be held online, on 23-25 April 2021. Our purview includes both religions of South Asian origin wherever in the world they are being practised, and those of non South Asian origin present within South Asia. We welcome papers based upon all research methods, including textual, historical, ethnographic, sociological and philosophical.

Presenters are allocated forty minutes for their paper and twenty minutes for discussion. There is no conference fee, but all presenters and attendees must register. Registration details will be released in the new year. We also welcome proposals from doctoral students, who will be allocated twenty minutes for their paper and ten minutes for discussion. 

We are delighted to announce our keynote speakers: 

  • Dr Jacqueline Suthren Hirst, who recently retired from Manchester University, UK
  • Prof. Oliver Freiberger of the University of Texas at Austin, USA

If you would like to give a presentation, please send a title and abstract (maximum 500 words) to the Spalding Symposium committee:, by 22 January 2021.


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